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The U.S. Department of Justice agency that oversees the nation’s immigration courts pushed back Monday against an advocacy group’s quest to undo a strict interpretation of rules governing attorney appearances, telling a federal court in Seattle that turning a blind eye to enforcement would promote “ghostwritten” filings and decrease transparency.
A day after acknowledging giving gifts and receiving assistance from Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams at his federal corruption trial, a Philadelphia nightclub owner denied bribing the public official, as Williams’ attorney worked to illuminate a close personal bond between the two men.
The onetime top executive of defunct bottling company Le-Nature's Inc., who in 2011 pled guilty for his role in defrauding banks and investors out of $660 million, asked a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday to throw out his conviction, arguing that his attorney “coerced” him into accepting a defective plea agreement.
An ex-Pennsylvania legislator has agreed to give up his law license over accusations that he misappropriated more than $100,000 worth of client funds.
Bondholders told the Eighth Circuit on Monday that it adopted a “patently unreasonable” interpretation of their $8.3 million settlement with law firm Armstrong Teasdale LLP and underwriter Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. over municipal bonds that funded a now-failed artificial sweetener factory.